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Discovered: Fayum or Oxyrhynchus, Egypt
Location: Manchester England; John Rylands University Library
Contents: John 18:31-38
Notes: This papyrus is usually considered to be the earliest New Testament manuscript still in existence.
31 Pilate therefore said to them, “Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.”
Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is illegal for us to put anyone to death,” 32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
33 Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
37 Pilate therefore said to him, “Are you a king then?”
Jesus answered, “You
say that I am a king. For this
reason I have been born, and
38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no basis for a charge against him.
 This area of the papyrus is missing, but there is not enough space for these words to have been there.
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